Development of Plant Layout for Improving Organizational Effectiveness by Hybridizing GT, TOPSIS and SLP

  • Biswanath Chakraborty
  • Santanu DasEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 949)


A well-designed and interconnected spatial arrangement is the objective of developing a plant layout which consists mainly of processing units, warehouses and administrative section. A good layout would improve processing of a manufacturing unit. There are numerous constraints like safety, construction design, maintenance, operations of machines, retrofit and pallet load which must be balanced economically towards optimizing organizational effectiveness. The present work is concerned about developing a plant layout which will be effective both economically and functionally. Amalgamating three techniques like group technology (GT), TOPSIS and systematic layout planning (SLP), one model has been developed to create an effective plant layout.


Plant layout Spatial arrangement Retrofit Pallet load GT TOPSIS SLP 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringKalyani Government Engineering CollegeKalyaniIndia

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